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Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files stored by your browser (for example, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer etc) on your device. These improve a user’s experience on the website, and stores things such as your preferences, but cannot identify you personally.

Why are cookies used?

Cookies have a number of different functions, but are mainly used to remember users to improve their experience on their next visit to the site. They can also be used to measure what users do on a website, how long they spend on a website, how often they return, where they come from etc.

What cookies are used on this site?

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Other

Name Description Opt-Out
_ga_gid

_gat_gtag_[website ID]

Google Analytics is a service provided by Google, Inc. (‘Google’) which helps us track how the website is used. In doing so information about your use of our website, including your IP address, may be transmitted to Google and stored on servers in the United States. Opt-out
scfrtoken This cookie prevents cross-site forgery requests.
viewed_cookie_policy This tracks whether the user has accepted the cookie notice has been accepted

How do I disable cookies?

Each browser has tools to adjust cookie permissions:
Internet Explorer | Firefox | Chrome | Safari (OS X)